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The Great Lakes Challenge presented by Trek Stores of Madison



Grab your bike, strap on your helmet, and join us for a virtual ride around the Great Lakes. Over the duration of the 16 week challenge you'll accumulate as many miles as you can, from wherever you want, to see just how far you can make it around the Great Lakes. We'll have virtual mile markers along the way pointing out area attractions as well as tracking your progress and letting you know which of the Great Lakes you've biked around. With an end distance of 1,287 miles to complete the tour around the biggest of the lakes, Lake Superior, you'll have the opportunity to check off Lakes Erie, Ontario, Huron, and Michigan along the way. Are you ready to ride?

Challenge Website

Additional Challenge information can be found at


All participants will receive:
  • Exclusive Great Lakes Virtual Challenge shirt and medal
  • A prize from our presenting sponsor during the challenge!
  • An entry into the raffle to receive one of three Saris Bones 3 Racks
  • Virtual distance tracker through RunSignUp to keep track of the miles you log
  • Exclusive Facebook group where we'll showcase some of our favorite locations around the Great Lakes throughout the challenge
Shipping will start shortly after the start of the challenge and continue on a weekly basis for anyone that signs up after the start date.

Flash Prizes

There will be four flash prize drawings for all registered participants over the course of the challenge courtesy of our friends at Trek. Each prize pack includes:

  • Bontrager WaveCel helmet
  • Trek Bicycle water bottle
  • "Every Day is Leg Day" pack
  • Trek Bicycle sunglasses

Grand Prize Raffle

We will be raffling off a bike courtesy of our friends at Trek upon completion of the challenge. You must be registered and have logged miles towards the challenge by 11:59 PM (CST) in order to be eligible. If you complete the total distance around Lake Superior (1,287 miles) you'll be entered into the drawing twice! The winner will be announced Friday, October 23rd.

*Exact model may vary up to or equal to $1000 MSRP based on sex and inventory at the time of award.

Want to ride for free? Refer 5 friends!

Challenge Contact Info

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